Gratitude Grows Your Business!
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie.
Focus on Abundance
Have you ever noticed that what you focus on increases – whether it’s positive, growthful and supportive or negative, limiting and discouraging? Do you believe that gratitude and appreciation create more abundance in your life? And have you experienced the opposite – how focusing on lack can keep us stuck in limitations? What blessings enrich your life? What lessons inspire new learning? What successes motivate more action? What failures teach you how not to do something?
Remember the principle that what you focus on with sincere feeling increases. So focusing on what you have rather than what you lack will help multiply your blessings. By maintaining an attitude of gratitude each day, you develop the habit of appreciating what you have instead of dwelling on what you don’t have. Is your glass half-full or half-empty? You’ll handle challenges better if you begin with an appreciative mindset, especially focusing on the lesson in the challenge.
Sarah Ban Breathnach, author of Simple Abundance, recommends keeping a Gratitude Journal in which you write a daily list of people, things and events in your life that you are grateful for. She says:
“… as you focus on the abundance rather than on the lack in your life, you will be designing a wonderful new blueprint for the future. This sense of fulfillment is gratitude at work, transforming your dreams into reality. As the months pass… an inner shift in your reality will occur. You simply will not be the same person two months from now, after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you.”
What blessings enrich your life? What are you grateful for in this season of harvest and bounty? Be grateful for all of it, positive and negative – it’s all part of your life!